whoooooo, whoooooo is the artist?

i woke up one morning to find this owl sitting on our long leaf pine book- shelves in the family room. reed, my wise old soul, had created it the night before.  it takes my breath away.  

so does my sweet son.  he’s such a nice human being.  so talented.  so funny.  so smart.  so kind.

it delights me to watch him grow as an artist. it amazes me that he can draw such detailed images from memory.   when he sits down to draw, i can’t wait to see what happens on the page.

i can’t wait to see what happens in his life.  

i like who he is.  and who he’s becoming.

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praying mantis or hat pin?

look closely and you’ll see the latest in hat fashions in the pippingtooth garden.

a bright green praying mantis.

wonder what he’s praying about. looking good in hats? hiding in hats? sneaking into the house hiding in hats? let’s hope it’s not the latter. praying manti (?) skeeve luke out. i love ’em tho.

i’d wear him as a hat pin any day. the praying mantis, not luke. luke would mash my hat.

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happiness & pippingtooth june market days

if you would like to exhibit & sell your cool finds & creations…or simply shop for them in a magical garden space with lots of other fun folks….

Please Join Us For Our

Happiness 3rd Anniversary Market Days
when: june 7 & 8th-sat & sun
from: 12ish to 6ish
where: happiness – garden & gift
2214 b. south 1st st. austin, tx. 78746
call: happiness: 512-440-8600
call: pippingtooth: 512-732-2942

we’ll tell you things like:* booth fees are $35 for two days….* we’ll
have tables & tents set up for you….* you can exhibit sat, sun or both days….* this austin market is just beginning to bloom…* it’s perfect if you’ve never exhibited or if you have for years…

There will be…*birds singing *henna tatooing *orchids *plants *pots *candles
*ceramics *live music *art
*laughter*children*grown-ups…and best of all you.

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market day is here again!

i’m so excited about this month’s market day. it’s Saturday April 5th from noon to 6. in the wonderful garden space at:

happiness garden gift & home
2213 b south 1st street, austin, TX 78745
(behind amelia’s retro-vogue & relics in the blue house)

we have lots of different vendors coming. elena has made the space look absolutely amazing. pops of color blooming everywhere. there’s hardly a person who walks in who doesn’t comment about how magical the space feels.

we’re going to try going without the tents this time….if it’s a gorgeous day. i’m excited about getting another henna tatoo. last time izzy lawlor created one based on the stamp i use on my ceramics. she’s so talented. love that we’ll have our first teenage artist featured this month.
i’m so looking forward to featuring “budding” artists everytime.

if you’re reading this i hope you send a link to anyone and everyone you know who might want to visit or exhibit. out-of-towners too. never know when someone will be visiting austin. we’d love to have them on our mailing list.

hope we’ll see you there!

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happy bloomin’ new year!!

my sweet boys are doing some amazing drawing these days. it really delights me to see the world refracted thru their own individual prisms. reed drew an amazing picture of our yellow lab, pip. only she is blue in his drawing. that makes me love him all the more. what made him see yellow and choose blue? i’d love to get up there in his head and cozy into his brain like a bean bag chair as he draws. luke took the picture to the frame shop and i’ll post it as soon as we pick it up.

the flowers you see are preston’s. i love so many things about them.

  1. they were created by an eleven-year-old boy.
  2. he lay in the grass on his belly using my flower garden as inspiration.
  3. he created the entire canvas as a surprise, “i know you’re gonna love.”
  4. they are so incredibly detailed and yet so graphic…essence of flower.
  5. his color palette is so vibrant and lovely.
  6. they were created by an eleven-year-old boy.
  7. i’m soooooooo lucky to be his mom.

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a gift for my mother’s best friend….

the darling daughters of my mother’s best friend ordered a vase today! we made an extra special hat full of vintage and reproduction flowers and other finds. somewhere up in heaven my mother is dancing a jig!

my wonderful friend anita snapped the pictures. she’s going to be helping me post more stuff more often and introduce an exciting new collaboration!

stay tuned…..

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few blasts of summer…

here are a few shots from my recent trip to minneapolis and wisconsin. boys and i spent the nite with “ma” and managed to see some aunts and uncles while we were blasting thru town. then boys went to camp while i met up with my two bestest friends from mpls at a cabin on a lake in wisconsin.

cherries from ma’s garden

a dragonfly visitation for mala….or make that two


mary’s big catch….


georgia’s unbelievably gorgeous trifle

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